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    The Chief, Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT), GS-10, directs and supervises the work of as many as 20 RT staff who administer routine, intensive, and emergency respiratory care and life support to patients, whose age may vary from 17 years to 100+ years, with cardiopulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities. The incumbent must also be able to administer routine, intensive, and emergent respiratory care and life support to patients, whose age may vary from 17 years to 100+years, with cardiopulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities. The Chief of RT is directly responsible to the Chief, Anesthesiology Service and collaborates with appropriate supervisors in the Medical Center.

    Must possess expert knowledge of respiratory therapy methods; full range of equipment; complex respiratory procedures; and techniques used in respiratory therapy including the operating characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of the complex equipment used in intensive respiratory care and emergency situations. Must have the ability to perform complex respiratory procedures. Must have knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system including in-depth understanding of how the structure and function of the lungs and bronchi relate to gas exchange and ventilation. Must have extensive knowledge of a wide variety of acute and chronic respiratory disorders, and must be able to participate with physicians, nurses, and/or other medical staff in respiratory patient treatment planning. Must have the knowledge and ability to: provide emergency or critical respiratory care; and to plan and conduct in-service education or training for hospital staff, students, patients, and families. Must have the ability to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and evaluate programs involving respiratory care.

    Work Schedule: Full-Time, Days
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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    • Responsible for the direction and overall supervision of all Respiratory Therapy Department staff.
    • Plan work schedules and the sequence of operations and recommends and/or implements changes in organization or work assignments to improve work, services or job satisfaction.
    • Assigns and explains work requirements relative to respiratory care for new or changes, as well as existing programs.Resolves technical work problems, including those not covered by precedents or established policies.Develops and updates guidelines and policies for non-routine or complex assignments.
    • Initiates changes in the system for delivery of respiratory care based on current concepts and findings from research and/or studies.Recommends and justifies to higher authority changes with significant budgetary impact.Develops and reports to higher level supervisors, changes in budget requirements based on anticipated workload and productivity capability of the department.
    • Prepares formal requests for additional positions and/or filling vacancies to meet work requirements. Selects or participates with significant influence in selection of employees from eligible candidates.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


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    0601 General Health Science

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